Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Highest Rated: 76% Kid 90 (2021)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 1, 1974

Birthplace: Panorama City, California, USA

Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar rose from teen idol status on the wildly popular "Saved By the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993) to steady work as a leading man on a sizable number of television series, including "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) and "mixed-ish" (ABC, 2019- ). Born Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar on March 1, 1974 in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Panorama City, California, he was the youngest of four children by Dutch-Jewish and Dutch-Indonesian parents. He began modeling at the age of five years, which led to appearances in television commercials and then guest roles on episodic series like "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1988-1993). He made his series regular debut on The Disney Channel's "Good Morning Miss Bliss" (1988-1989), a school comedy with Hayley Mills as a Midwestern junior high teacher. When the series was axed after a single season, NBC, which produced the show for the Disney Channel, retained a portion of its juvenile players - including Gosselaar, Dustin Diamond and Lark Voorhees - and folded them into a new program, "Saved By the Bell." Anchored around Gosselaar's handsome wisenheimer Zack Morris, "Bell" was broad comedy but played extremely well with young viewers, which ran until 1993, when several of the primary cast members had left the program. Gosselaar, however, remained faithful to the brand, and reprised a slightly more mature Morris in two TV-movies and a short-lived primetime follow-up series, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" (NBC, 1993-1994). The long-running connection to "Bell" proved to be a hurdle for Gosselaar, who struggled to find roles outside of teen-oriented projects; adding insult to injury was growing tension between his mother, who had served as his manager from an early age, over money. After extricating himself from their arrangement, Gosselaar worked tirelessly to establish himself as a mature actor through roles on the primetime series "Hyperion Bay" (The WB, 1998-1999) and "D.C" (NBC, 2000) and the MTV feature production "Dead Man on Campus" (1999). In 2001, his efforts paid off when he replaced Rick Schroeder as partner to Dennis Franz's Andy Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue." His by-the-book detective, John Clark, Jr., drew from his partner's experience in establishing his own career, which also helped him overcome some personal struggles, most notably with his strict father, who later committed suicide, and the death of a girlfriend that resulted in Clark's own struggles with alcohol. Gosselaar's stint with "Blue," which ran until the series' conclusion in 2005, helped to establish him as a dependable small screen leading man, which he parlayed into steady work on numerous dramatic and comedy series. Though many of these lasted a single season, including the Geena Davis political series "Commander in Chief" (ABC, 2005-06) and the legal drama "Raising the Bar" (TNT, 2008-09) - both produced by "Blue's" Steven Bochco - the legal comedy-drama "Franklin & Bash" (TNT, 2011-14), with Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer as unconventional lawyers, ran for four seasons on TNT, and he enjoyed a three-episode arc on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015), playing against type as a serial killer. From 2015 to 2019, Gosselaar was cast in four different series - the comedy "Truth Be Told" (NBC, 2015), the critically praised baseball drama "Pitch" (Fox, 2016-17), with Gosselaar as an aging major league pitcher, the TV Land comedy "Nobodies" (2017-18) and the apocalyptic horror/science fiction program "The Passage" (Fox, 2018) for producer Ridley Scott. Three out of the four ended after a single season on air, but Gosselaar's popularity kept him at the top of casting agents' lists for leading men, as evidenced by his starring role on "mixed-ish" (ABC, 2019), a spin-off of "black-ish" (ABC, 2014- ) with Arica Himmel as the adolescent version of Tracee Ellis Ross's Rainbow Johnson and Gosselaar as her father, who was played by Beau Bridges in the parent series.

Highest rated movies

Heist
Dead Man on Campus
Precious Cargo

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
76% 72% Kid 90 Self - 2021
0% 23% Precious Cargo Jack (Character) - 2016
29% 41% Heist Marconi (Character) $47.2K 2015
No Score Yet 33% Hide Alex Wilson (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 51% 12 Dates of Christmas Miles Dufine (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 26% The House Next Door Kim (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 100% Over There Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 54% Atomic Twister Deputy Jake Hannah (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 79% The Princess and the Marine Jason Johnson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beer Money Tim Maroon (Character) - 2001
15% 55% Dead Man on Campus Cooper Frederickson (Character) $15.1M 1998
No Score Yet 35% Dying to Belong Steven Tyler (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 90% Born Into Exile Chris (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 42% She Cried No Scott Baker (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 82% Sticks and Stones Dale (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 18% Specimen Mike Hillary (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 43% Brothers of the Frontier Hiram Holcomb (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twisted Love D.J. (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The St. Tammany Miracle Carl (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 69% Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas Zack Morris (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 67% For the Love of Nancy Tommy (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 72% White Wolves Scott (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 63% Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style Zack Morris (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Necessary Parties Chris Mills (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
88% 71% Saved by the Bell Gov. Zack Morris (Character),
Executive Producer
2020-2021
76% 60% mixed-ish Paul Johnson (Character) 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2020
62% 85% The Passage Brad Wolgast (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 63% Nobodies Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinner at Tiffani's Guest 2017
93% 84% Pitch Mike Lawson (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Zack Morris (Guest Voice) 2016
15% 59% Truth Be Told Mitch (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Peter Bash (Character),
Director
2011-2014
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014
76% 86% Happy Endings Chase (Guest Star) 2013
85% 84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
70% 77% Weeds Jack (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Garrett Fairfield (Guest Star) 2010
22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Jerry Kellerman (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2008
58% 100% John From Cincinnati Jake Ferris (Guest Star) 2007
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Richard "Dickie" McDonald (Character) 2005-2006
83% 83% NYPD Blue Det. John Clark, Jr. (Character) 2001-2005
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wesley Jansen/Peter Ivanhoe (Guest Star) 2001
67% No Score Yet D.C. Pete Komisky (Character) 2000
50% No Score Yet Hyperion Bay Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
9% 80% Saved by the Bell: The College Years Zack Morris (Character) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saved by the Bell Unknown (Character) 1988-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning, Miss Bliss Unknown (Character) 1988-1989
No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 0% Punky Brewster Walker Wimbley (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 84% The Wonder Years Brad Gaines (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Rolf Baldt (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane Guest